‘Police investigating the location of infiltration’

Jammu:  Inspector General of Police Jammu Mukesh Singh on Thursday said the four militants killed in a military operation in Nagrota along Jammu-Srinagar highway were carrying 11 rifles and it was for the “first time” such a huge recovery has been made.

“There were general intelligence inputs regarding some fresh infiltration bids by Jash-e-Mohammad and Lashker-e-Toiba. We were on the alert. The intelligence inputs were with regard to the elections and disrupt the elections,” he told reporters.

“We had kept teams on alert at all nakas. The checking was going on very well. During the checking at 5:00, in the morning, when the driver was questioned he hesitated and started running away. We started searching the vehicle and we were fired upon,” he said, adding, “In the retaliatory fire four militants were killed.”

He added that police have recovered 11 AK-47 rifles describing it a huge number. Three pistols, satellite and mobile phones and compass were also recovered. “We will be investigating the matter and further details can follow”.

Asked wherefrom the militants infiltrated, the top police officer of Jammu said that this is a matter of investigation and they are looking into it, adding that militants may have infiltrated late night or early morning.

Asked about the driver of the vehicle, the IGP said that the driver is at large. “We are looking for the driver.”

To a query about the plan of the militants given 11 rifles were recovered from them, he said: “It appears that the plan of the militants was something big because never in the past each militant has each carrying three Ak-47 rifles. This is for the first that such a huge recovery has been made.”

(With inputs from agencies)


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